As global and domestic markets become more integrated and competitive, U.S. companies feel pressure – and recognize opportunity – to expand operations, enter markets and develop supplies, as well as protect their hard-fought gains at home. Conversely, U.S. regions welcome foreign investment and manufacturing to boost local economies.
Our attorneys have developed trusted networks of firms throughout the world, enabling us to provide efficiencies when handling our clients’ international patent and trademark needs. We are intimately familiar with the procedures, regulations and requirements for handling foreign patent and trademark filings, whether managing customized filings with the European Patent Office, or following the standardized route of handling patent cooperative treaty applications and working with foreign associates to nationalize the applications and complete the national states’ entry process. We also routinely offer international clearance and freedom to operate opinions, handle annual renewals, and even serve as due diligence counsel in managing and examining the intellectual property portfolios of companies involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.